On your visit to the Western Isles, there is always something to appeal to everyone and trying one or more of the activies below is a must during your stay in the Western Isles.
Kitale has a floor to ceiling window overlooking the cockle ebb where all the waders, ducks and geese normally on an estuary abound. Within a few miles are fresh water lochs, sea lochs, harbours, hills and woods where a full range of birds from White Tailed Eagle to Goldcrest can be seen.
Lewis and Harris consists of as much water in the form of fresh water lochs as dry land. These lochs contain wild brown trout which provide excellent sport. They are almost all free to fish. Salmon and sea trout fishing is also available in season through the local estates or the Stornoway Angling Association. Sea angling is also available, either from the shore or from chartered boats.
Stornoway Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of the town and is a testing 18 hole course. There is also a 9 hole course at Scarista on the Isle of Harris. Day or weekly tickets are available for both courses.
Walking at all levels can be enjoyed, from testing hills walks to gentle strolls around the local castle grounds.
There are numerous beautiful sandy beaches all around Lewis and Harris. They are ideal for strolling or for the more adventuresome surfing and kayaking are popular sports.
Stornoway boasts a fine recently built Sports Centre with large swimming pool, jacuzzi and well equipped gymnasium. There are numerous hostelries, restaurants and bars and a well equipped Arts Centre. There is also the local museum and many sights of historical and archeological interest around the island.
If arriving on the island on foot. There is an extensive bus service or bicycles and motor vehicles can be hired locally.